[HELP] is EssentialMode worth it for me?

I run a dedicated server locally now and then with a few mods just to mess around and have fun by myself,
i would love to get jobs/money/etc on this server but setting up a SQL server just for a little bullshit dedicated i’m having fun on by myself seems like a hassle.

Are there any other simpler routes i can take to get a money/job system without setting up MySQL?

The mysql way is the most simple way to save data.

i get that, but should i bother having to either start 2 servers every time i wanna play or have the sql server running 24/7?

I have mysql running on my pc all the time and a server running all the time while I script (I code all the time).

Plus everything people are releasing on fivem releases has been through essentialmode